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Wing Chun is different things to different people, sometimes very different things, I have close friends that I trained alongside for 17 years, we heard the same information at the same time from the same Master, yet our opinions, approaches, and methodologies are so different that we almost do different styles.

More confusing still is that we are all correct in our own thinking and we all do and teach very accomplished Wing Chun.

Being different things to different people is both a blessing and a curse.

A blessing because it allows the freedom and creativity needed to adapt the base idea in such a way as to be a perfect and completely individual fit for each and every one of us.

A curse because until we do find what our own way is it is more or less potluck, using other people’s ideas, and other people’s approaches in the vain hope that they will somehow work.

They never do, we can only ever learn and use our own Wing Chun.

But we all need to start somewhere and following a reputable master is as good a place to start as any, it is after all what I did myself.

The good news is that Wing Chun works brilliantly if you trust it enough to use it, happily it is easy to trust when you invest the time to understand it on a personal level, and by personal I mean physical.

The IDEA that governs Wing Chun originates from natural physical alignments and the approach to managing force in accordance with basic physics, kinesiology, biomechanics, and modern sports science, in short, the laws that govern our Universe.

Wing Chun is based on normal human body movements, if you are a normal human being and you move the chances are you are already using Wing Chun you just did not realise it.

Be responsible in training, be honest with yourself as to whether or not what you’re doing, what you are learning, would be of any use outside of this situation, in this training hall, take no one’s word for anything until you have tested it, and above all keep an open mind.


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